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The pavlova really was created in New Zealand and not Australia, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Ah, revenge is sweet.

The OED was relaunched online yesterday with 600,000 words — 1386 of which have a lingual link to New Zealand.

It says the first recorded pavlova recipe was in 1927 in Davis Dainty Dishes, a publication by Davis Gelatine in New Zealand.

There are also nearly 300 words included which originate from the Maori language including a Pakeha, a Maori term for New Zealanders who are not of Maori blood lines.

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User comments
Professor Helen Leach proved that the Pavlova was of NZ origin. "And the answer to the biggie – which we must ignore, and rightly so – is backed up by all currently available evidence and tucked into the timeline towards the back of the book. Considerations of parallel evolution aside, the first Australian pavlova cake was developed in Perth in 1935 by Bert Sachse, the chef at the Hotel Esplanade. However, a recipe for a two-layered pavlova cake filled with cream, nuts and cherries, and contributed under the nom de plume “Festival”, was printed by the NZ Dairy Exporter Annual, in 1929." Listener book review July 12-18 2008 Vol 214 No 3557
Shame on the Oxford Dictionary, I will be now changing to ""Longmans" etc 300 Maori words now English? As a New Zealand European I will never except the word Pakeha, it is offensive and should be discontinued. Disgusting.
Great story. Always new it was ours, but good to see it recognised 'officially'. And the Aussies will have to let in our apples since the World Trade Organisation has officially recognised we were right again. But could you change the picture of the pav - at first glance it doesn't look like a treat. It looks like something quite different!! Ohh can't wait gotta go NOW!

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